Genesis 39:2
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English Standard Version
The LORD was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master.

King James Bible
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord was with him, and he was a prosperous man in all things: and he dwelt in his master's house,

English Revised Version
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man: and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

About three months afterwards (משׁלשׁ prob. for משּׁלשׁ with the prefix )מ Judah was informed that Thamar had played the harlot and was certainly (הנּה) with child. He immediately ordered, by virtue of his authority as head of the tribe, that she should be brought out and burned. Thamar was regarded as the affianced bride of Shelah, and was to be punished as a bride convicted of a breach of chastity. But the Mosaic law enjoined stoning in the case of those who were affianced and broke their promise, or of newly married women who were found to have been dishonoured (Deuteronomy 22:20-21, Deuteronomy 22:23-24); and it was only in the case of the whoredom of a priest's daughter, or of carnal intercourse with a mother or a daughter, that the punishment of burning was enjoined (Leviticus 21:9 and Leviticus 20:14). Judah's sentence, therefore, was more harsh than the subsequent law; whether according to patriarchal custom, or on other grounds, cannot be determined. When Thamar was brought out, she sent to Judah the things which she had kept as a pledge, with this message: "By a man to whom these belong am I with child: look carefully therefore to whom this signet-ring, and band, and stick belong." Judah recognised the things as his own, and was obliged to confess, "She is more in the right than I; for therefore (sc., that this might happen to me, or that it might turn out so; on כּי־על־כּן see Genesis 18:5) have I not given her to my son Shelah." In passing sentence upon Thamar, Judah had condemned himself. His son, however, did not consist merely in his having given way to his lusts so afar as to lie with a supposed public prostitute of Canaan, but still more in the fact, that by breaking his promise to give her his son Shelah as her husband, he had caused his daughter-in-law to practise this deception upon him, just because in his heart he blamed her for the early and sudden deaths of his elder sons, whereas the real cause of the deaths which had so grieved his paternal heart was the wickedness of the sons themselves, the mainspring of which was to be found in his own marriage with a Canaanite in violation of the patriarchal call. And even if the sons of Jacob were not unconditionally prohibited from marrying the daughters of Canaanites, Judah's marriage at any rate had borne such fruit in his sons Ger and Onan, as Jehovah the covenant God was compelled to reject. But if Judah, instead of recognising the hand of the Lord in the sudden death of his sons, traced the cause to Thamar, and determined to keep her as a childless widow all her life long, not only in opposition to the traditional custom, but also in opposition to the will of God as expressed in His promises of a numerous increase of the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; Thamar had by no means acted rightly in the stratagem by which she frustrated his plan, and sought to procure from Judah himself the seed of which he was unjustly depriving her, though her act might be less criminal than Judah's. For it is evident from the whole account, that she was not driven to her sin by lust, but by the innate desire for children (ὅτι δὲ παιδοποΐ́ιας χάριν, καὶ οὐ φιληδονίας τοῦτο ὁ Θάμαρ ἐμηχανήσατο, - Theodoret); and for that reason she was more in the right than Judah. Judah himself, however, not only saw his guilt, but he confessed it also; and showed both by this confession, and also by the fact that he had no further conjugal intercourse with Thamar, an earnest endeavour to conquer the lusts of the flesh, and to guard against the sin into which he had fallen. And because he thus humbled himself, God gave him grace, and not only exalted him to be the chief of the house of Israel, but blessed the children that were begotten in sin.

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Genesis 39:21,22 But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison...

Genesis 21:22 And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spoke to Abraham, saying...

Genesis 26:24,28 And the LORD appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father: fear not, for I am with you...

Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land...

1 Samuel 3:19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.

1 Samuel 16:18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing...

1 Samuel 18:14,28 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him...

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither...

Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

Jeremiah 15:20 And I will make you to this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you...

Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is...

Acts 7:9,10 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him...

Acts 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

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1 Corinthians 7:20-24 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called...

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor...

Titus 2:9,10 Exhort servants to be obedient to their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again...

Cross References
Acts 7:9
"And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him

Genesis 21:20
And God was with the boy, and he grew up. He lived in the wilderness and became an expert with the bow.

Genesis 39:3
His master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD caused all that he did to succeed in his hands.

Genesis 39:21
But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

Genesis 39:23
The keeper of the prison paid no attention to anything that was in Joseph's charge, because the LORD was with him. And whatever he did, the LORD made it succeed.

Joshua 6:27
So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land.

1 Samuel 3:19
And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.

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